Rathcormac actor stars in TV3 drama ‘Smalltown’

Continuing to climb up the ranks in the world of stage and screen is Stephen O’Leary from Rathcormac who has landed what could be termed his first major TV role in Gerard Barret’s new drama series ‘Smalltown’ on TV3 alongside Pat Shorrt, Charlie Kelly and other top Irish names.

‘Smalltown’ premieres this Thursday night at 10pm. Stephen plays Timmy, the younger brother in the family who harbours a grudge against his brother Conor (Charlie Kelly) who is forced to leave his small town in rural Ireland and emigrate to London for a better life.

Speaking with The Avondhu this week from France, Stephen explained: “Smalltown was filmed last year.

After getting through the first round of auditions I met with the director, Gerard Barrett. It was after that meeting when I was offered the role.

“Smalltown is a story about a family in rural Ireland. It explores the question, where do we belong? I was delighted to be a part of it as I grew up in a rural area and felt I was able to get a good understanding and grasp of the world Gerard had created. I play the character of Timmy in the show. He is the younger of the two brothers. When his older brother, Conor, played by Charlie Kelly emigrates, Timmy is left to help his father, played by Pat Shortt, at home with the farm.

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